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Before the Lindbergh Kidnapping, There Was the Abduction of Charley Ross

The four-year-old's 1874 disappearance was America’s first widely publicized kidnapping for ransom.

by Allison Wild

The Tragic Murder of Author Helen Bailey

Helen Bailey went on a walk with her dog one afternoon—and was never seen alive again.

by Shannon Raphael

House of Horror: The Brutal Murders at Georgia's Corpsewood Manor

Their dream home in the country soon became a site of unspeakable tragedy. 

by Orrin Grey

Watch Mommy Die: The Sickening Crimes of Stephen Stanko

In 2005, an ex-convict brutally murdered his girlfriend—and made her daughter watch.

by Allison Wild

The Pied Piper of Tucson: The Twisted Murders of Charles Schmid

A strange, charismatic man lured three women to brutal deaths.

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Guilt or Innocence: The Shocking Twists of the Sam Sheppard Case

After spending ten years in prison, Sheppard was acquitted of his wife's murder. But for some, questions remain.

by Orrin Grey

Gone in the Dark: The 40-Year Hunt for the Golden State Killer

Michelle McNamara’s obsessive search for the man who terrorized California during the 1970s and ‘80s is chronicled in her book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

by Sarah Mangiola

Uncovering the Truth Behind One of the Bayou Strangler’s Victims

Investigative journalist Fred Rosen interviews a woman who was close to one of the Strangler’s earliest victims: Oliver LeBanks. 

by Fred Rosen

The Wolf Family Murders: A Brutal Crime in Small Town North Dakota

Their gravestone reads ‘The Murdered Family.’ But who did it? The only survivor of the massacre was too young to talk.

by The Lineup Staff

[CLOSED] Win Two Chilling True Crime Books

Enter for a chance to win copies of "Evil Angels" and "The Boston Strangler."

by The Lineup Staff

A Day That Began with Death: The Hoskins Family Murders of 1919

On a cold January morning, John Hoskins slaughtered three members of his family.

by John Brassard Jr.

The Erdington Murders: Two Eerily Similar Slayings—157 Years Apart

Barbara Forrest and Mary Ashford lived in different centuries, but they died in chillingly similar ways.

by The Lineup Staff

5 Strange Happenings in History You’ve Never Heard About

Get ready to be freaked out by the cases of real-life vampire Mercy Brown, mummy Elmer McCurdy, a modern-day cannibal, and more.

by Catherine Phelan

The Brutal Murder Spree of John Norman Collins

Known as the Ypsilanti Ripper, the Michigan murderer beat and strangled seven women between 1967 and 1969.

by Olivia Mason

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